The Friends of Northwest Park present the 36th Annual Northwest Park Country Fair from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Northwest Park. Come enjoy some good old fashioned fun for the entire family including entertainment, hay rides, pony rides and games galore. Decorate a pumpkin, build a scarecrow; enter the crafts, flower and kitchen and garden competitions and visit the food court for a variety of items presented by local civic organizations. Find a good bargain at the silent auction, the proceeds from which will be dedicated to the upgrade and expansion of the maple sugar shack. Rounding out the day will be many demonstrations by local organizations, students, boy scouts and Northwest Park staff as well as the popular CTChip (Child Identification Program). New this year from UCONN’s Hartford County Co-Op Extension, the Master Gardeners program will be on hand at the organic garden to answer your questions. Stop by for a tour, a taste of this year’s produce, and a few fun Challenges for kids and adults alike. Rain date: Sunday, September 16, noon to 4:00 PM. 860-285-1886 or northwestpark.org.